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Mexican Skillet with Quick Tamale Dumplings

Spice Islands®

Mexican Skillet with Quick Tamale Dumplings


  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes

6 to 8


1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef

1/3 cup Spice Islands® Minced Onion

1 package chili seasoning, original

2 cans (11 ounces each) Mexican style corn with peppers, undrained

1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce

1 cup water

1 package (6 to 8 ounces) corn muffin mix

2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Garlic Powder

1/3 cup milk

1/2 cup shredded cheddar OR colby-jack cheese


Brown ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in onions, chili seasoning, corn, tomato sauce and water. Heat to simmering.

Combine corn muffin mix, garlic powder and milk in a small bowl. Drop by spoonfuls onto simmering meat mixture. Cover and simmer about 10 minutes or until dumplings are done. (Test for doneness by pressing lightly - dough should spring back).

Sprinkle with cheese. Serve immediately.

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